ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
The truth of God must be enshrined in the
heart, and we must be determined to fight the battles of the Lord, if we would
come off conquerors with the final triumph of the truth; for the truth will
triumph gloriously. . . . If you are seeking to be a blessing to others, God
will bless you. We should bring all the good possible into our lives, that we
may glorify God and be a blessing to humanity.
The church is God's agency for the
proclamation of truth, empowered by Him to do a special work; and if she is
loyal to Him, obedient to all His commandments, there will dwell within her the
excellency of divine grace. If she will be true to her allegiance, if she will
honor the Lord God of Israel, there is no power that can stand against her.
Zeal for God and His cause moved the disciples to bear witness to the
gospel with mighty power. Should not a like zeal fire our hearts with a
determination to tell the story of redeeming love, of Christ and Him crucified?
It is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the
coming of the Saviour.
If the church will put on the robe of
Christ's righteousness, withdrawing from all allegiance with the world, there
is before her the dawn of a bright and glorious day. God's promise to her will
stand fast forever. He will make her an eternal excellency, a joy of many
generations. Truth, passing by those who despise and reject it, will triumph.
Although at times apparently retarded, its progress has never been checked. When
the message of God meets with opposition, He gives it additional force, that it
may exert greater influence. Endowed with divine energy, it will cut its way
through the strongest barriers, and triumph over every obstacle.
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